關於 攝影師 小林伸幸
Japanese photographer Nobuyuki Kobayashi's photos are like many pairs of eyes that see through people's souls. The photos take viewers to travel through the memory of time and space, and embark on a journey to experience immortal souls. Just like the ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius said, "Look at the pupil of a man's eye. How can a man conceal his character?" Through the eyes of the mountains and rivers, trees and rocks, the viewers are able to trace the subtle feelings and emotions of everything in the mother nature, and to find their position in the universe in the search for connection with the nature.
Humans are not perfect, while the endeavor of preserving the image of eternal soul is the starting point to perfection. One special piece of work of Kobayashi is that he portrays the eyes and expressions of Myriads of Gods on 1300-year-old Hosokawa papermaking technique. He believes that long-lasting platinum can resist time and erosion, whereas the soft hand-made paper can render warmth and emotion. The exquisite combination of Hosokawa paper and platinotype technique successfully created the modern version of "Thousand Year Paper".
Suho Memorial Paper Culture Foundation invited Mr. Kobayashi to this exhibition, as he shares the same vision of "Human's Origin is Nature". Through Kobayashi's unique view and perspective, the audience can explore the ways of achieving balance between the self-interested behavior and nature's big love, allowing nature to regain its self-regulatory functions and achieving the ultimate harmony among all nature's creations.
If you are interested in exploring your inner soul, and appreciating the beauty of the environment, earth and nature, we whole-heartedly welcome you to join our journey to "Portrait of Nature - Myriad of Gods".
Profile of Photographer Nobuyuki Kobayashi
Born in Yokoze-town, Saitama prefecture, and graduated from Tokyo Visual Arts, he returned to Japan after studying the basics of fine arts and alternative print technique in New York. Parallel to the color works full of Humanitarianism, Mr. Kobayashi has expanded the fine arts production with having landscape as the main subjects. While Washi (Hosokawa paper) is utilized for the support of the print, he has combined a classic analogue and digital techniques with platinum or palladium print, by which he successfully creates a graceful and unique atmosphere within his work. In 2008, 'zenne, Inc.', a photography office, was established. Presently, Mr. Kobayashi is engaged in intensive work production.
Mr. Nobuyuki Kobayashi will introduce the audience to his concept of capturing images and moments in photography behind his works at the exhibition. From the inspirations and stories behind his photos, techniques of photography, platinotype, to any other technique-related subjects, all questions are expected to find answers.
Fee：NT$400，including entry ticket and drink.